Avoid Medical Errors Authors


Pat Iyer

Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC is president of Avoid Medical Errors. Pat started Avoid Medical Errors to help the public gain knowledge to become more healthy and to protect themselves from medical errors. She has come to recognize that there is a safety net under health care, and no matter how hard we try, the holes in the safety net permit people to fall through, often with disastrous results. Her aim is to use AME to arm patients with more knowledge so they can act as their own patient advocates.

She is a registered nurse with a masters degree in nursing from University of Pennsylvania, 40 years of experience as a nurse including 24 years working with attorneys who handle medical malpractice cases. Pat earned her Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) from the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, the only legal nurse consulting certification that meets all of the criteria of the American Board of Nursing Specialties. She has extensive experience in the field of legal nurse consulting, including 20 years of testifying as a nursing expert witness in nursing malpractice cases. She is a past president of the national organization, American Association of Legal Nurse Consulting, and the chief editor of the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting, The Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting, Second Edition. Pat is a prolific author, and has written, coauthored or edited 125 books, chapters, articles, online courses, and case studies. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and Indonesian languages. Pat’s most recent book is Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, coedited with Barbara Levin, Kathleen Ashton and Victoria Powell. It was published in 2011.

Pat is the president of Med League Support Services, MedLeague.com, which helps attorneys. She also serves legal nurse consultants through PatIyer.com. She is a member of several professional associations.

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Aila Accad

Aila Accad MSN RN is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and certified life coach, who specializes in quick ways to release stress and empower your life. A healthcare innovator and futurist, member of the National Speakers Association, she is a popular keynote speaker and radio and television guest. Her bestselling book Thirty-four instant stress busters: Quick tips to de-stress fast with no extra time or money is available at www.stressbustersbook.com. Sign up for De-Stress Tips & News at www.ailaspeaks.com and receive a gift, Ten Instant Stress Busters e-book.

Constance Barrett

Constance Barrett is a holistic practitioner, Reiki instructor, and owner of Beyond the Rainbow. She does flower essence counseling for people and pets, including by email. She is the author of several email courses about health from a psychological viewpoint. She writes two newsletters for the web site. She also writes articles on wellness for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. You can see her articles here. She can be reached at .

Elizabeth Bewley

Elizabeth Bewley is a former executive for Johnson and Johnson. She lives in Arizona and can be reached at ebewley@pariohealth.net. To read her weekly column which appears in the Daily Courier, go to www.killercure.net and click on Articles. She is a passionate patient safety advocate. Elizabeth is President and CEO of Pario Health Institute and the author of Killer Cure: Why health care is the second leading cause of death in America and how to ensure that it’s not yours.

Julie Braun

Julie Braun J.D., LL.M, MD is both a trauma surgeon and an attorney who has a special interest in elder care. She practices in Chicago. She is a prolific writer who concentrates on elder care topics. She contributed two chapters to Patricia Iyer (Editor), Nursing Home Litigation: Investigation and Case Preparation, Second Edition. She can be reached at .

Nancy Collins

Dr. Nancy Collins, founder and executive director of RD411.com, is a registered and licensed dietitian. She has over 20 years of practitioner experience in clinical nutrition and consulting to the health care industry. She is nationally known as a medico-legal expert dealing with the issues of malnutrition, wound healing, and regulatory compliance and has served as an expert witness in over 400 legal matters. Dr. Collins is a frequent speaker at medical education symposia and a prolific author.

Dean Dobkin

Dean Dobkin MD is an emergency department physician who practices in Philadelphia and also serves as an expert witness. He has been certified, and recertified three times, as a specialist in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has developed, directed, or served as faculty for approximately one hundred emergency medicine courses. Reach him at .

Sarah Jean Fisher

Sarah Jean Fisher RN is employed in a Philadelphia area nursing home, where she works as an educator. She testifies as an expert witness regarding nursing home care. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and has been certified in gerontology for over 13 years. Long-term care has been her only focus. She has worked as charge nurse, shift supervisor, and has been specializing in staff development/infection control for the past 8 years. Reach her at .

Theresa Healy

Theresa Healy RN is a holistic health counselor, entrepreneur and coauthor of Eleven Weeks to Discover Nutrition. Theresa Healy is the founder of Rx: Food- Let Food be Your Medicine, She has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years. She practices in Phoenix, Arizona and can be reached via rxfood.net.

Suzanne Holman

Suzanne Holman has a masters in education specializing in counseling and has been an educator of psychology and technology. Suzanne Holman is a speaker, writer, and consultant working with professionals over 50 who want the best life possible. Suzanne supports them with strategies for optimizing their brain, staying on course with their goals, and living with gusto. She resides in Arizona. She can be reached at SuzanneHolman.com.

Kay Rice

Kay Rice is an exercise physiologist, Certified Nutrition Coach, Chopra Center Certified Instructor & Vedic Master, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, and licensed corporate wellness coach. Learn more at www.KayRice.com. She practices in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Kimberly Stevens

Kimberly Stevens is owner of EmpoweredMinds.com and practices in Crofton, Maryland. She is an author, speaker & coach who empowers people to break through self-imposed barriers to achieve their most important goals and dreams. In her most recent book, “The Diet Trap: How to Lose Weight When You Really Don’t Want To”, she shares her passion for health & fitness by providing readers with her unique program for healthy & sustainable weight loss. She writes frequently on topics including diet, fitness, marriage, divorce, happiness & mindset on her blog at www.kimberlystevens.com.

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